Ionesco, Eugène

(b. 1912)
   Romanian-French playwright. The son of a Romanian non-Jewish father (who abandoned his family) and a French-Jewish mother, Ionesco achieved worldwide fame with a series of pungent plays, savagely mocking at bourgeois life and the fascist tendencies which were the background of his upbringing. Strongly influenced by KAFKA, he was regarded as the father of the Theatre of the Absurd, starting with The Bald Prima Donna (Fr. orig., 1949) and progressing through such classics as The Chairs (Fr. orig., 1951) and Rhinoceros (Fr. orig., 1959). His plays were published in four volumes (1954–66). In 1970 he was elected a member of the French Academy. After a visit to Israel in 1967, Ionesco publicly affirmed his Jewish origins in the second volume of his autobiography.

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  • IONESCO, EUGÈNE — (1912–1994), Romanian born French playwright. Ionesco s mother, Thérèse Icard, was a French Jewess who, while teaching in Romania, married a non Jewish lawyer, Eugène Ionesco. In 1913 the family moved to Paris, returning to Romania in 1925, and a …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Ionesco, Eugène — Io·nes·co (ē ə nĕsʹkō, yə ), Eugène. 1912 1994. Romanian born French dramatist whose plays The Bald Soprano (1956) and Rhinoceros (1959) are classics of the Theater of the Absurd. * * * orig. Eugen Ionescu born Nov. 26, 1909, Slatina, Rom. died… …   Universalium

  • Ionesco, Eugène — (1909 1994)    dramatic author    Born in slatina, Romania, to a Romanian father and a French mother, Eugène ionesco lived in France until the age of 13. He moved to Romania, where he was a professor of French, then in 1938, returned to reside in …   France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present

  • Ionesco, Eugène — ► (1912 94) Escritor francés de origen rumano, una de las principales figuras del teatro del absurdo. Incomprendido al principio, su concepción del mundo, visible en piezas como La cantante calva (1950), La lección (1951) obras con las que inicia …   Enciclopedia Universal

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  • Eugene Ionesco — Eugène Ionesco Pour les articles homonymes, voir Ionesco. Eugène Ionesco Eugène …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Eugene Ionesco — Eugène Ionesco (Eugen Ionescu) (* 26. November 1909 in Slatina, Rumänien; † 28. März 1994 in Paris) war ein französisch rumänischer Autor. Er gilt als wohl bedeutendster französischer Dramatiker der Nachkriegsjahrzehnte und als ein führender… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Eugene lonesco — Eugène Ionesco (Eugen Ionescu) (* 26. November 1909 in Slatina, Rumänien; † 28. März 1994 in Paris) war ein französisch rumänischer Autor. Er gilt als wohl bedeutendster französischer Dramatiker der Nachkriegsjahrzehnte und als ein führender… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Eugène Ionesco — (en rumano Eugen Ionescu) (Slatina, Rumania, 26 de noviembre de 1909 París, Francia, 28 de marzo de 1994), dramaturgo y escritor francés de origen rumano, elegido miembro de la Academia francesa el 22 de enero de 1970. Fue uno de los principales… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Ionesco — (Eugène) (1912 1994) auteur dramatique français d origine roumaine. En accumulant les lieux communs et les coq à l âne, il dévoile les faux rapports entre les êtres et souligne le désarroi de l individu face à un quotidien souvent absurde: la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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